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B.E./B.Tech.

DEGREE EXAMINATION, MAY / JUNE 2006


SECOND SEMESTER
ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING

CY 1151 – CHEMISTRY – II

(COMMON TO ELECTRONICS AND INSTRUMENTATION ENGINEERING AND


INSTRUMENTATION AND CONTROL ENGINEERING)

REGULATION 2004

TIME: THREE HOURS MAXIMUM: 100 MARKS


ANSWER ALL QUESTIONS
PART A – [10 X 2 = 20 MARKS]

1) Why aluminium is passive towards corrosion in oxidation environment?

2) What is pitting corrosion?

3) What are ABS polymers? Give their uses.

4) Mention the properties and uses of PVC.

5) What is a photosensitized reaction? Give one example.

6) What is a chemical actinometer?

7) What is a primary battery? Give an example.

8) Mention any two differences of a nuclear reaction and a chemical reaction.

9) Mention the ore and its composition used in the production of aluminium by
Bawyer’s process.

10) What is the principle in voltammetry?


PART B – [5 X 16 = 80 MAR4KS]

11) Write a brief notes on (i) electrochemical machining (ii) Electro refining of
copper. [8 X 2 = 16 MARKS]

12) (a) (i) Define quantum yield. Explain the causes of high and low quantum yield
with suitable examples. [10 MARKS]

(ii) When a substance A was exposed to light, 0.002 mole of it reacted in 20 minutes
and 4 seconds. In the same time A absorbed 2.0 X 106 photons of light per second.
Calculate the quantum yield of the reaction. [6 MARKS]

OR

(b) (i) Define and explain the two basic laws of photochemical reactions. [7 MARKS]

(ii) Explain briefly the term fluorescence, phosphorescence and chemiluminescence.


[9 MARKS]

13) (a) (i) Write ht e principles, structures and characteristics of optical fibre. [8
MARKS]

(ii) Write a brief note on fibre reinforced plastics. [8 MARKS]

OR

(b) (i) What are conducting polymers? Discuss their electronic behaviou on the basis
of chemical structure. [8 MARKS]

(ii) Discuss the preparation, properties and uses of bakelite. [8 MARKS]

14) (a) (i) Discuss how the nature of the metal influence the rate of corrosion. [8
MARKS]

(ii) Explain the process of electroplating with a suitable examples. Mention the uses
of electroplating. [8 MARKS]

OR

(b) (i) Explain the electrochemical theory of corrosion with suitable example. [8
MARKS]

(ii) Write a brief note on :


(1) cathodic protection by sacrificial anode [4 MARKS]
(2) Differential aeratin corrosion. [4 MARKS]

15) (a) (i) What is a nuclear reactor? Describe the components of a light-water
nuclear power plant with a suitable block diagram. [10 MARKS]

(ii) Write a note on Ni-Cd battery. [6 MARKS]

OR

(b) (i) Write a brief note on:


(1) Lead – acid storage cell
(2) Hydrogen – oxygen fuel cell. [5+5 = 10MARKS]
(ii) Define mass defect and nuclear binding energy. How are they related. [6
MARKS]